Chrissy Randall

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Vanadium: The metal that may soon be powering your neighbourhood

<b>Hawaii has a problem, one that the whole world is likely to face in the next 10 years. And the solution could be a metal that you've probably never heard of - vanadium.</b><p>Hawaii's problem is too much sunshine - or rather, too much solar power feeding into its electricity grid.<p>Generating electricity in …

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Traces of another world found on the Moon

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1082000/1082321_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524635918_db163078c29bf3a3e6f33c04fc265a3f<p><b>Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.</b><p>Analysis of lunar rock …

Sleep's memory role discovered

<b>The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, showed …

Nottingham: The city where they keep finding caves

<b>Nottingham's 544 caves have been used as everything from dungeons to bomb shelters throughout history but 100 of them were only discovered in the past four years. Take a look at how many of the caverns are still in use today.</b><p>In 1330, the young King Edward III and a group of conspirators crept …

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Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

What Are the Best City Guide Apps for my Phone?

<i>A:</i><p>Once upon a time, there were things called travel guidebooks. They were heavy and made out of paper—a material that came from dead trees. The information inside them always became out-of-date very quickly.<p>Today we have city guide apps that offer instant, and constantly updated, information on …

Study Says Cahokia, America's First City, Was a Melting Pot

The teeth of ancient inhabitants indicates that massive immigration may have driven the city's explosive growth.<p>A thousand years after the Native American city known as Cahokia sprouted on a floodplain east of modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, the story of its explosive birth and precipitous decline …

Selling Fine Art Photography Tip #1: Jimmy Williams on Building a Reputation by Starting Local

<i>This is the first blog post in a series from our newest guide</i> Selling Fine Art Photography<i>. Download it here.</i><p>North Carolina-based Jimmy Williams is a …

11 Ways to Emotionally Thrive

<b>Life can feel like an emotional roller coaster if we let it, but remembering that we have more control over our inner landscape than we realize-helps smooth out the ride.</b><p>Most of us are experiencing major life change and lightening speed personal growth on a regular basis. We can no longer hide from …

Who is Xu Zhiyong?

Four people whose lives were changed by Xu Zhiyong, the Chinese law professor and legal reformer sentenced on Sunday to four years in prison, describe how he helped them<p>LIU HUA<p>Liu Hua, 50, saw her husband elected as the head of their village near the city of Shenyang. But when they tried to blow …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Accidentally Awesome: Fireworks Mishap Results in Amazing New Year’s Photo

Sometimes a great photograph takes months of planning and patience to capture. Other times, you simply have to be in the right place at the right …

Polaroid's tiny HD action cam is style and substance

<b>Polaroid has unveiled three new action cameras at CES, including an adorable 35-millimetre mountable cube that embodies the spirit of the brand's</b> …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Brussels Sprouts, In Season in December

Tips on buying, storing, and cooking Brussels sprouts, in season in December<p>Earthy, nutty-tasting Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because they are so easy to overcook, resulting in a mushy texture and pungent aroma. When cooked properly, these little cabbages are crisp-tender, with a pleasant crunch …

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Flying car technology is turning a dream into reality

<b>In 1940 Henry Ford famously said: "Mark my word: A combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come."</b><p>Just nine years later Moulton Taylor had designed and flown his Aerocar, proving the viability of Ford's fantastical concept.<p>But only three models were ever built, and …

Leonardo Da Vinci Mural Discovered Under Layers Of Paint During Sforza Castle Restoration In Italy

Restorers working on renovations for the Sforza Castle in Italy got quite a shock this week when they peeled away several coats of paint to reveal part of a Leonardo Da Vinci mural.<p>Buried beneath 17 layers of whitewash, the portion of the drawing -- which depicts a tree root stuck in a rock -- has …

Hiking in Skye

There are two secrets to happy hiking in Scotland: waterproof clothing and lots of time.<p>Show up in the Highlands with a plan to reach such-and-such peak on such-and-such day, and Scotland will laugh in your face and spit rain at you. Better to draw a big circle around a set of calendar days and …

Technology Sheds Light on 6 Great Art Mysteries

Scientists are using advanced techniques to look at history's masterpieces.<p><b>Beneath the familiar faces of hundreds of paintings lining the walls of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a host of secrets sit, waiting to be discovered.</b><p>Whether a Picasso or Da Vinci, every canvas holds …

Custom Video Game Makes Grandpa As Good At Multitasking As Grandkids

Watch out.<p>Grandma may not be able to multitask quite as well as you can, but that doesn't mean she can't learn. In a new study, researchers developed a driving-based video game that helped 60-plus folks multitask better than twentysomethings who didn't play the game.<p>So much for so-called "digital …

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain

They just want a nice home! And to destroy you.<p>In the past month, two different 12-year-olds have made headlines after being hospitalized with an extremely rare, horrifying infection: the brain-eating amoeba.<p>Found mostly in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hotsprings, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i> can travel …

How To Terraform A Squid

Terraforming—the act of transforming an inhospitable world into one that we can live on—has been a staple of science-fiction for decades. But some living things have been carrying out their own version of the practice for far longer.<p>The bacterium <i>Vibrio fischeri</i> is a squid terraformer. Although it …

American Legend: Coast to Coast by Train

You don’t really know a train until you’ve slept on one.<p>And I don’t mean a half-hour doze between Philly and Baltimore but the real deal: a bunk in a berth, a sliding door with a latch lock, and those WWII-style knobs to turn off your reading light.<p>And when you’ve really settled into a train that’s …